Ernest V. Boyd Jr., 54 of Springfield, passed away Tuesday afternoon, February 4, 2020, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Ernest was born on September 1, 1965, in Connersville, IN, a son of Ernest V. and Lena Mae Davis Boyd Sr.
Ernest graduated from Carlinville High School with the class of 1984 and Wichita Kansas Automotive and Electronics Institute. He enjoyed his family, fishing, football, baseball and the outdoors. He married Geneva Carlet, July 28, 1990, in Carlinville. Ernie was a truck driver for Whalen Trucking based in Waverly, IL.
Ernest is survived by his wife, Geneva Boyd of Springfield; mother, Lena Mae Boyd of Carlinville; daughters, Julia Marie Boyd and Olivia Grace Boyd both of Chatham; two granddaughters; sister, Amy (Michael) Genovese of Carlinville; and nephew, Sebasian Genovese of Carlinville.
Ernie was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020, from 9:00 to 11:00 at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville and a memorial service at 11:00 am. Burial will take place at Prairie Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to donor’s choice. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville is in charge of arrangements.